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I got this from PAFAO Site.

Pennsylvania Responsible Citizens Rally in Harrisburg on January 23, 2013

Pennsylvania Responsible Citizens
- Pennsylvania Responsible Citizens (PARC) is strictly a grass-roots assembly of ordinary Pennsylvanians who share the common beliefs of respect for the law, personal responsiblity, and the adherence to our Constitutional Rights as elicited in the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and the Pennsylvania Constitution.
- This assembly consists solely of private citizens who volunteer their time, resources, and efforts to promote our shared beliefs to the public at large, as well as our elected officials.
- PARC is not affiliated nor endorsed by any established National Gun Rights organizations or political committees.
- In order to become an effective particpant in this event, one needs to convey that desire by providing basic information (name, email address, and a phone number) to PARC by sending an email to [email protected] . Note that if you have done this already from the previous thread, you don't need to repeat it here! Once this information is obtained, you will be sent a link to the planning document that provides the details for this event. This method provides an accurate tally of participants, as well as keeps the details limited to those who 'need to know'.

When and Where
- Wednesday January 23, 2013 between 10:00am and 2:00pm
- The Pennsylvania State Capitol Building http://www.pacapitol.com/ This event will be OUTDOORS in the middle of January, dress warmly!
- Parking facilities near the Capitol can be found here: http://www.harrisburgparking.org/
- Plan on carpooling or taking public transportation to Harrisburg, it's a busy place!
- Carpooling information can be found in the "regional" threads found here: http://forum.pafoa.org/regions-3/

Agenda
- At approximately 9:00am, we will meet at a nearby location (to be determined soon) for a pre-Rally briefing.
- 10:00 we will march to the Rally Point at the Capitol; the exact location will be provided in the planning document.
- 10:00am through 2:00pm, we conduct our rally outside. Again, remember to consider the weather! You may even want to pack a light lunch or a thermos of warm coffee or soup!
- At some point in time during the rally, a small delegation will break off to go inside the Capitol and meet with certain Legislators at prearranged appointments, to discuss topics that will be identified during our planning sessions.
- 2:00pm will be the end of the Rally. PLEASE STAY FOR A FEW MINUTES EXTRA TO HELP CLEAN UP OUR AREA...we want to be responsible and considerate citizens!

Capitol Rules and Regulations
- PARC has applied for and received a permit for this event. With the issuance of this permit we are expected to adhere to the Rules and Regulations, found here http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/00...chap86toc.html
- Display and Carriage of Firearms: Remember that Pennsylvania remains under a State of Emergecy which was declared during Hurricane Sandy. From the PA Uniform Firearms Act:

§ 6107. Prohibited conduct during emergency.

No person shall carry a firearm, rifle or shotgun upon the public streets or upon any public property during an emergency proclaimed by a State or municipal governmental executive unless that person is:
1) Actively engaged in a defense of that person's life or property from peril or threat.
2) Licensed to carry firearms under section 6109 (relating to licenses) or is exempt from licensing under section 6106(b) (relating to firearms not to be carried without a license).

- Note that if you have any intention of going inside the Capitol Building, ALL prohibited weapons (guns, knives, pepper spray, etc.) must be checked. Make that process go faster by having this Firearms Receipt completely filled out beforehand: http://forum.pafoa.org/attachment.ph...8&d=1357666181 and DO NOT LOSE your portion of the receipt!

Particpant Obligations and Expectations
- As a particpant in this public event, all persons must be aware that it will receive a high degree of scrutiny from our Legislators, the press, and the public at large, especially those that oppose our beliefs.
- A constant state of decorum, dignity, and respect MUST be displayed by us, even if faced with taunts or other torments. We will be baited by our opposition into doing something that can be caught on camera or used in a sound bite...if that were to occur it would destroy our effectiveness. If a situation deteriorates to the point of jeopardizing safety, call 911 or the Capitol Police 717-787-3199. DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANY PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION AT ALL COSTS!
- We must NOT use profanity or obscene images/gestures in any verbal or visual communication.
- Dress code: It's the middle of January - DRESS WARM!! But please keep the style of clothing respectable. If you are part of the group meeting with the Legislators, it is common practice to dress "business casual" at the minimum...the inner halls of the Capitol require decorum and respect.
- Let's be professional. Keep it clean. Keep it cool.
- When we're done, clean up any litter left behind, it's the decent thing to do.

Communicating the Message - Signs, Banners, Placards
- Our group needs get our points across, and we can do this in a variety of ways.
- At this point, designating a Public Speaker is a work in progress. Any updates will be conveyed here.
- Signs, Banners, and Placards; ideas can be discussed here: http://forum.pafoa.org/general-2/198...s-banners.html (RALLY - Ideas for Signs or Banners)
- Rally Clothing, Hats, and Buttons; can be used to convey a unifomity among the group. Let's post ideas here: http://forum.pafoa.org/general-2/198...s-buttons.html (RALLY - Ideas for Clothing, Hats, Buttons)
- A great offer is being made now, for those who have signed up for the rally; FOAC will donate a polo shirt (white or black) embroidered with the FAOC logo on the left chest pocket! To order send a PM to renegadephoenix on this forum and include your size and color preference. (See http://forum.pafoa.org/pennsylvania-...ml#post2241233 (Harrisburg 23 Jan 2013 1100 start) for details). FAOC is Firearms Owners Against Crime, they have been doing tremendous political work for all PA firearms owners for many years, you would be proud to wear this shirt!
- Use of the Media; post any ideas here: http://forum.pafoa.org/general-2/198...-coverage.html (RALLY - Ideas for Media Coverage)

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This is our ACTION thread. It will continue to be updated as the situation warrants.

Thanks to all of you who are showing your support; there has never been a time like now where we ALL MUST RALLY TOGETHER!
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Pennsylvania remains under a State of Emergecy which was declared during Hurricane Sandy. From the PA Uniform Firearms Act:

§ 6107. Prohibited conduct during emergency.

No person shall carry a firearm, rifle or shotgun upon the public streets or upon any public property during an emergency proclaimed by a State or municipal governmental executive unless that person is:
1) Actively engaged in a defense of that person's life or property from peril or threat.
2) Licensed to carry firearms under section 6109 (relating to licenses) or is exempt from licensing under section 6106(b) (relating to firearms not to be carried without a license).
so if PA is still under a state of emergency and you can not carry a firearm on public property are we still allowed to hunt on public land at this time?

the answer appears to be NO...i'm going hunting anyway.
 

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My rights are god given. The Constitution says so. Our leaders are sworn to uphold that. Need I say more?

Read the Constitution.
 

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I'm curious about the 'state of emergency'. Anyone know if it's true is PA is still under one, and if so, why? Looked everywhere on the web and couldn't find an answer.
 

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this is the answer to gun crime in America, every state, every city must enforce federal law. if there is a legislative roadblock in the way, it must be removed. we must force the BATFE to arrest the felons and charge the under federal law, no criminals on the streets, less crime.

"It is a federal felony—a criminal act punishable by 10 years in prison—for any convicted felon to possess any handgun, rifle or shotgun.

It is a federal felony for anyone to possess a stolen firearm.

It is a federal felony for anyone to give a firearm to a juvenile for the purpose of committing a crime.

It is a federal felony for anyone to possess a firearm with the intention of committing a crime.

It is a federal felony for anyone to use a firearm in the commission of a crime.

It is a federal felony for anyone to cross state lines with the intention to unlawfully obtain a firearm or to commit a crime."

The Media should be questioning federal prosecutors on their refusal to use existing law to prosecute. With application of federal laws against violent criminals and firearms, the streets could be cleaned in a matter of months.
The fact that prosecutors do not read and apply these simple laws should be criminal.
 

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I believe another big problem is lack of jail space to house these criminals. Most get off light due to overcrowding in the prison system throughout the United States.
 

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I believe another big problem is lack of jail space to house these criminals. Most get off light due to overcrowding in the prison system throughout the United States.
If prison capacity is an issue, then do home confinement via electronic monitoring, and the criminals (or their girl friends) pay ALL costs associated with the program.

They need to be off the streets, and we can't afford to subsidize these scumbags in prisons where the living conditions are better then these criminals have been accustomed to all their life.
 
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